LOVES PARK, Ill. (Friday, January 22nd, 2010) -- The 2009 Rockford Speedway racing season will officially come to a close tomorrow night, as the Forest Hills Lodge will play host to the 62nd annual Champions' Banquet. All 2009 season champions at the historical quarter-mile, including Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Models victor Jerry Gille, will be on hand, accepting the trophies and respective honors for their special seasons. Also in attendance will be 2009 BRP Big 8 Series Champion Ross Kenseth and his fellow contingent of Big 8 Series award winners from the past season.
Taking one last look back at a special 2009 season, the annual Champions’ Banquet will get underway at 5pm with a 60 minute Social Hour presented by Budweiser and Pepsi Cola. While drivers and crew members alike mingle, catching up on their offseasons and 2010 racing plans, official Rockford Speedway videographer Tabitha Bennett will be readying her special celebratory year-end presentation.
An array of awards will be handed out during the evening, ranging from division and champion’s trophies to special achievement honorees. The awards ceremony will begin at 6pm sharp and come to a conclusion around 9pm, with entertainment and dancing to follow. Dinner, featuring prime rib, will be served at 6:30pm.
A suit or sport jacket is the proper attire for men, with a tie required. Tickets are required for admission to the event.
On Sunday, April 18th, racing in the Midwest will return when Rockford Speedway plays host to the 33rd annual Spring Classic. The BRP Big 8 Series presented by Gandrud Chevrolet returns to the high banks for a 58-lap main event as the series utilizes a new progressive racing format for the first time. The venerable Mid-American Stock Car Series will serve as the undercard, with a 50-lap feature contest of their own.
A complete 2010 Rockford Speedway racing schedule will be released shortly, with details to follow.
For more information on the 62nd annual Champions’ Banquet or the 2010 Rockford Speedway season, contact the Speedway Box Office at (815) 633-1500 or visit the track’s website at www.rockfordspeedway.com.
This article was posted to the website on January 23rd, 2010
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